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The Original Ghost Tour

345 Duke of Gloucester Street, Merchants Square, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Visiting Williamsburg with Family

This was the third or fourth time my wife & I have taken the Original Ghost Tour of Williamsburg... read more

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Greatsmag
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Amazing

Had a wonderful time. The stories were amazing. Rick is an excellent guide. Can't wait to go back... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Haroula T
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We are Virginia’s oldest ghost tour. The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Walking Tour stands above all others as the most authentic and successful ghost tour in Williamsburg. Our exclusive copyrighted research and writings our tours are based on verifiable facts and actual hauntings, not fabricated tales or unsourced stories. Paranormal events do happen on our tours, and we will take you to secret locations where the hauntings are likely to occur. So be sure to bring a camera along with your courage! Our 30 year old, 90 minute family friendly Original Ghost Tour meets at the William & Mary Bookstore in Merchants Square. In 2012 we launched the first late night Extreme Tour. This 2 hour tour meets at Bruton Parish Church. For the last three decades we have toured thousands of happy guests who return year after year, knowing that nobody does a ghost tour like we do. After all, we invented them!
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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345 Duke of Gloucester Street, Merchants Square, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Reviewed today via mobile

This was the third or fourth time my wife & I have taken the Original Ghost Tour of Williamsburg, but it was first time for my wife's sister & her mother. Each time we have taken the tour we seem to learn something different, and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time. The stories were amazing. Rick is an excellent guide. Can't wait to go back again.

Thank Haroula T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the tour was all right. our leader was really young and didn't seemed to know the stories. the tour was also barely an hour. maybe through time, his story telling skills might get a little better. we atteneded april 23 at 8

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Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Clare was wonderful and entertaining! This photo is real! Can you see the skull and hellhound on the graveyard obelisk?

Thank Kim H
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

I recently visited Williamsburg, Va with my husband and 9 year old daughter. We decided to do the 8 pm ghost tour that meets in front of W&M bookstore. There was plenty of parking behind bookstore and it was obvious where to meet. I've been...More

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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

We arrived in Williamsburg and were looking for things to do. Decided to try this ghost tour and were not disappointed! Our tour guide, Ben, was excellent. He was entertaining and knowledgeable. It was one of our fave things...and bonus...our two teens loved it too!...More

1  Thank loves-a-trip
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Reviewed February 27, 2018

Our tour time was very large, so they cut us into two groups - which made things nice. We had very young and older and I felt it was a good tour for all ages. Our tour guide was engaging and gave good info and...More

Thank JG717
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Reviewed October 30, 2017

We have been to Williamsburg many times but this is the first time we decided to take the Ghost Tour. We were not disappointed. Not only did we find out the difference between a Ghost and a Spirit but the history aspect of the tour...More

Thank Dorothy S
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Reviewed October 30, 2017

Was hoping to get some good ghostly tales but instead we had a tour guide who wasn't dressed in period clothing but rather jeans and a sweatshirt and while she seemed knowledgeable of the tales to tell she just rambled on and on losing my...More

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Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

Deb was a great guide! She included our lil dog Sandy, who came on the walk, in the tour. Mix of history and ghost stories, spooky but not too over the top. Perfect evening! Thanks!

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moco55
September 5, 2017|
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Response from Liizziie | Reviewed this property |
The tour is about an hour and a half, but you take many stops to learn the tales of the different areas. There is a bit of walking but it definitely is not overtiring as there are many opportunities to sit and rest... More
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Michelle S
June 22, 2017|
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Response from Leanne S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Michelle - I've done both tours. The extreme tour was fun, a little more graphic. But you get the same stories. The tour guide encourages you to take photos while you're at sites to try and catch ghost orbs. And he/she... More
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Brandi M
May 26, 2017|
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Response from rubytue | Reviewed this property |
There was a 5 and 9 year old on the tour when I went, but the rest of the group were adults. While the stories aren't "adult" in nature, they are creepy. And you do about a mile of walking. If she won't be a distraction... More
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